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Washington Regional Anesthesiologist Gains Board Certification (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Drew Rodgers is the first anesthesiologist in northwest Arkansas to achieve board certification in adult cardiac anesthesiology. read more >
Teresa Hudson
Health Care

Teresa Hudson Named Assistant Dean for Health Services Research at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Hudson is a professor in the school’s Psychiatry Department and co-director of UAMS AR ConnectNOW in the Psychiatric Research Institute. read more >
Washington Regional Medical Center
Education / Health Care

UAMS and Washington Regional Partner on Residency Program in NWA

The two medical institutions are actively recruiting for the first residency class, which will start in July 2023. read more >
Pebbles Fagan
Health Care

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Adds New Associate Director (Movers & Shakers)

Pebbles Fagan will lead new and existing cancer prevention and control activities at the Cancer Institute. read more >
Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. The health system has purchased 15 acres of land adjacent to its main campus to expand operations. 
Health Care / Nonprofits

Washington Regional Medical System, Alice L. Walton Foundation Announce Partnership

The partnership will increase access to specialty care services, expand clinical services, train the next generation of health care professionals and more. Expand clinical services. read more >
Aaron Gilkey of MEMS in Little Rock.
Construction / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Transportation

Gilkey Joins MEMS Team (Movers & Shakers)

Aaron Gilkey has been hired as media and relations coordinator at Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services in Little Rock. read more >
Bob Sarkar, president of Arkansas Health Network
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Arkansas Health Network Saved Members $16.8M in 2020

Arkansas Health Network of Little Rock continued its growth during the pandemic and saved its members $16.8 million in 2020, the latest figures available. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Panel Approves $50M Emergency Request for More Beds at Arkansas Hospitals

The money will be used to add 265 beds at 11 hospitals under pressure from the omicron surge. read more >
Angelica Crowley of Washington Regional in Fayetteville
Business Services / Health Care

Crowley Heads to Washington Regional ER (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Angelica Crowley, an advanced practice registered nurse, recently joined Washington Regional of Fayetteville’s emergency department, where she cares for patients with acute illnesses and injuries. read more >
The Rev. Paul Fetsko, priest and vice president of mission at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith.
Health Care / Nonprofits

After 18 Months of 12-Hour Days, ‘We’re Tired’Lock Icon

After 12 months of grinding work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a time this year when health care workers and executives thought they had put the worst behind them. read more >
Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. The health system has purchased 15 acres of land adjacent to its main campus to expand operations. 
Construction / Health Care / Nonprofits / Real Estate

Washington Regional Acquires 15 Acres to Expand Operations

The $6.63 million property is adjacent to the health system's main campus. read more >
Dr. David Dobies and Dr. Timothy Talbert of National Park Medical Center
Health Care / Nonprofits

Dobies, Talbert Join National Park Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. David Dobies, an interventional cardiologist, and Dr. Timothy Talbert, a cardiac electrophysiologist, have joined National Park Medical Center of Hot Springs. read more >
Dr. Shrikant Tamhane of Baptist Health Specialty Clinic in North Little Rock and Julie Turner of the Baptist Health Breast Center in Little Rock.
Health Care / Nonprofits

Tamhane, Turner Move to Baptist Clinics (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Shrikant Tamhane has joined Baptist Health Specialty Clinic of North Little Rock as an endocrinologist. Julie Turner has joined Baptist Health Breast Center’s Health High Risk Breast & Hereditary Cancer Clinic in Little Rock. read more >
Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas at Rogers, said a late 2019 expansion was crucial to serving the community during the pandemic.
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Northwest Arkansas Hospitals Expand Despite Pandemic PressureLock Icon

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a heavy strain on the health care system, but that hasn’t stopped the expansion plans of the state’s hospitals. read more >
Becky McCool of the Washington Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in Fayetteville
Business Services / Education / Nonprofits

McCool Picked to Head Washington Regional Auxiliary (Movers & Shakers)

Becky McCool has been elected president of Washington Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in Fayetteville. read more >
Dr. Soliman Mohamed Ali Soliman was suspended for a week without pay by Washington Regional Medical Center last year after a registered nurse, Anita Clinard, accused him of sexual harassment.  She is now suing Soliman and the hospital.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

NWA Graduate Medical Programs Get $12.5M Boost

The Arkansas Legislative Council approves nearly $12.5 million in funding to establish up to 92 new graduate medical education positions at Washington Regional Medical Center by 2030. read more >
A rendering depicts a west view of the Whole Health Institute building in Bentonville, which is set for an April groundbreaking.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

Medical Schools Fight Health Care MigrationLock Icon

Arkansas faces a high demand for doctors while medical school residencies remain in short supply. read more >
Dr. Bethany Knight and Kristie Branscum of Baxter Regional Health System Hometown Clinic at Calico Rock
Education / Health Care / Insurance

Knight, Branscum Accept Roles at Baxter Regional (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Bethany Knight and Kristie Branscum have joined Baxter Regional Health System Hometown Clinic at Calico Rock. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Media & Marketing

A Firing Offense (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Dr. Soliman hasn’t exactly denied the allegations against him. Instead, his defense seems to be that his behavior has been unfairly mischaracterized. read more >
Dr. Soliman Mohamed Ali Soliman was suspended for a week without pay by Washington Regional Medical Center last year after a registered nurse, Anita Clinard, accused him of sexual harassment.  She is now suing Soliman and the hospital.
Health Care / Legal

Harassment Allegations Follow Washington Regional DoctorLock Icon

Sexual harassment allegations by colleagues have followed a Washington Regional Medical Center cardiologist for years. read more >